Twice a year, the Raikes School hosts industry leaders to address students, faculty, staff, and invited guests. These events are focused on providing students the opportunity to hear from innovators who are leaders in their field. The following are just some of the speakers we have hosted during previous events.

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Divya Bhat

Visiting Group Partner, Y Combinator

Portrait of Sam King, wearing a brown t-shirt and standing against a wooden trellis in front of a garden.

Sam King

Sam King, Head of Engineering at the Empower Project

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Robbie Bach

Former Chief Xbox Officer at Microsoft

Portrait of Aaron Epstein

A Life in Startups

Aaron Epstein, Group Partner at Y Combinator

Norman Seeff

Norman Seeff

Creative Photographer, Norman Seeff

Satya Nadella

Q&A with Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

Jeff Raikes Fall 2019

A Purposeful Life

Jeff Raikes, Co-Founder of the Raikes Foundation


Hudl Panel Discussion

David Graff, Hudl CEO and 2005 Raikes School Graduate

John Wirtz, Hudl CPO and 2005 Raikes School Graduate

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Rebooting Work

Maynard Webb, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

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Customer Management: The Social Media Revolution

Mike Betzer, CEO of Social Dynamics

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Courageous Curiosity

Doug Burgum, Founder and Chairman, Kilbourne Group

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The Greatest Time of Change

Larry Keeley, Strategy Consultant with the Monitor Group

Ev Williams

Q&A With Evan Williams

Evan Williams, Founder and CEO of Twitter

Jeff Raikes

Jeffrey S. Raikes Lecture

Jeff Raikes, CEO, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill Gates

The Road Ahead

Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation